The Great Midwest Rib Fest – Friday, July 27th-Sunday, July 29th

“Unleash your BBQ beast as The Great Midwest Rib Fest returns for its fifth year for three days of free concerts and outdoor fun! We’re leaving it to the top pit masters in the nation to show off their skills and compete for thousands in cash prizes. And the music—it’s as tempting as the ribs.”

North Loop Fest – Saturday, July 28th

“Your ticket includes access to see 5 live bands, access to food and beer from local North Loop Restaurants including Freehouse, The Loop, Nolo, Inbound and more! You will also get access to the official After Party at The Basement Bar, receive a raffle ticket and t-shirt at the entrance.”

Wiener Dogs and Donuts – Saturday, July 28th

“Hot diggety dog! The original puppy race is back. Be here on Saturday, July 28 for Wiener Dogs and Donuts! It will be a cuteness overload on the track as 72 pups engage in some adorable athletic competition. These delightful dachshunds will be running, wagging and having their day!”

Adult Night Out at the Zoo – Friday, July 27th

“The Minnesota Zoo is celebrating “40 Years of Amazing” with guest experiences, animal care stories and wildlife conservation successes. Explore a grown-up, kid-free version of the Minnesota Zoo after hours and enjoy cocktails and keeper talks during our July event. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.”

Northeast Dog Parade – Saturday, July 21st

“The annual Northeast Dog Parade is happening once again this year! The gathering will begin at 5:00 PM in the park across from Wilde Cafe, and the parade will set off on its route at 6:00.”